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Old 10-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #21
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Re: how to cook liver?

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liver is high in cholesterol compared to other meats, so watch out for that if your eating it regularly. other than that its very healthy. a good source of iron.
Dietary cholesterol has little to no impact on blood cholesterol, do a search for it on here.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:52 PM   #22
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Re: how to cook liver?

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Dietary cholesterol has little to no impact on blood cholesterol, do a search for it on here.
this is correct.
i may be wrong here, but im pretty sure that too much dietary cholesterol can be tough on your kidneys. for someone who is fit and eats well otherwise, probly not a problem, but yeah.
im not a doctor.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #23
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this is correct.
i may be wrong here, but im pretty sure that too much dietary cholesterol can be tough on your kidneys. for someone who is fit and eats well otherwise, probly not a problem, but yeah.
im not a doctor.
cholesterol goes no where near the kidneys. Cholesterol conversion occurs in the ... liver.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #24
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Great, thanks for the responses.

The liver really isn't so bad, and it's about half the price of other cuts of beef, so I think I'm going to be getting it more often.

Any downsides to eating it regularly? Even if it's grainfed, there's no that much fat in it, since it's mostly protein, right?
There's also a fairly absurd amount of vitamin A in liver... to the tune of several times the RDA per 4 oz serving. it varies widely depending on the animal... FWIW, wikipedia says over 7 times the RDA in pork liver.

Once in a while that's not going to hurt, but vitamin A is fat-soluble and therefore stored in your body for a prolonged period of time and can reach toxic levels. You wouldn't want to eat a big slab of it like you can with steak, or cook up a bunch and eat leftovers several times over a week or two. not that I can imagine many people doing that...
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:54 AM   #26
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Re: how to cook liver?

You can eat it raw, so anything this side of raw is fine. With that said, I like it sauteed with onions. Chicken liver is really cheap, so if you're on a budget, it's a good choice.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:08 AM   #27
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Any downsides to eating it regularly? Even if it's grainfed, there's no that much fat in it, since it's mostly protein, right?
Considering that the daily jobs of most offal are to filter toxins from the animal's food...if your budget/availability allows it, grassfed is your best option. If i had the money/easy access to happy (cage free) chickens, i'd get my liver there...but for right now, I'm dealing with the regular, everyday supermarket stuff.

I eat about a 1.5lb of them a week...and i think i'm okay?
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